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Check Out These Special Events at the Pennsylvania Writers Conference

All Wilkes students, employees, and staff are invited to attend three special events hosted by the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

Each of these events will be held at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts:

Plenary Session: Jason Carney - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4
Poetry Slam Workshop: Communication is Communion
This writing workshop, open to all genres, will focus on writing epistolary poems. Participants will discuss head/heart thinking in writing and performance. Wilkes University Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing alum Jason Carney, a performance poet from Dallas, Texas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007.

Plenary Session: Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air Book Critic - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5
Book Reviewing--Breaking in
Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, is a critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America.  

Keynote Address: Nathasha Trethewey - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5
Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey examines the way personal and national histories intertwine and the use of poetry to create social justice.

Please bring your Wilkes ID with you to the Darte Center for free admission. All non-Wilkes attendees must be PWC conference attendees.

Click here for more information about PWC17 or to register for the full conference.